Open Source Terminology 101: A Primer for New Contributors

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  • WordPress

    WordPress, Git-ified. This repository is just a mirror of the WordPress subversion repository. Please do not send pull requests. Submit pull requests to and patches to instead.

    Example: The WordPress repository contains all the code for the WordPress content management system.

  • CPython

    The Python programming language

    Example: In the Python project, core members have commit access to the codebase, which allows them to make changes directly to the main code repository without going through the normal pull request process.

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    Discover open-source projects on GitHub relevant to your skills (with ai). (by open-sauced)

    Example: An issue might be created to report a bug in the code, request a new feature, or suggest an improvement. Here’s an example of a feature request for OpenSauced’s chrome extension.

NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts plus user suggested alternatives. Hence, a higher number means a more popular project.

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